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Project of the Day: ‘Rose & Rodney,’ A Young Mother and Her Distant Son

Project of the Day: 'Rose & Rodney,' A Young Mother and Her Distant Son

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Rose & Rodney
Tweetable Logline:
A young mother’s fragile psyche is put to the test while trying to engage with her distant son.
Elevator Pitch:
Rose is a lively, spontaneous and freewheeling young woman living in suburban working class America. With a forthcoming visit from her estranged son Rodney, Rose puts on her maternal mask. Rose & Rodney depicts the endurance of this parental persona, as Rose faces a slew of unexpected challenges while caring for her child.
Production Team:

Writer/Director/Editor: Matthew James Reilly
Producer/Production Designer: Jane Ji
Producer: Seth Blogier
Cinematographer: Alexander Crowe
Assistant Director: Michael Lukk Litwak
Sound Designers: Patrick Burgess & Nick Chirumbolo

About the Production:
“This is a deeply personal story relating to the newfound poverty and social isolation affecting a lot of people in the lower middle class. The film was shot in many of the crew’s home state and home town. Filmed along the Jersey Coast right after Hurricane Sandy hit, the imagery of Rose & Rodney depicts a lot of the decay within the environment. Modern architectural decay is a very significant and inspiring theme amongst us as filmmakers. Above all, the central theme is anxiety, and how the modern American copes with it, without letting the seams of everyday life unravel.” — Matthew Reilly
Current Status:
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